Band Camp Information Form

If you intend to be a member of the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band in fall 2020, please fill out the Band Camp Information Form. Please complete this form by July 14, 2020. 


Band Camp Dates

Student Leadership: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Colorguard/Twirler and Drumline: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Winds and Brass: Sunday, August 30, 2020


Early Housing Move-In - NOTE: SEE CHANGES BELOW AS OF AUGUST 23, 2020

Students Living On Campus

  • As of Sunday, August 23, band camp will be virtual. You should NOT move onto campus unless you have already done so (student leadership) or you have an extenuating circumstance. If you have an extenuating circumstance you must fill out the Housing Move-In Exception Form by August 26 at 5pm. All previous move-in dates for August 27 and August 30 have been cancelled unless you complete this form.
  • New Return to Campus Dates: September 26 - 29 - Housing will work with you directly to reschedule your housing move-in date. You have until September 4th to cancel your housing for the fall.

Students Living Off Campus

If you live off campus, please make arrangments to move in prior to your first band camp date. If your off-campus space/apartment absolutely will not allow you to move in prior to your band camp start date, please contact Jennifer Anderson to determine what other accomodations can be made for you until you are allowed to move in.


PNNMB Covid Procedures and Guidelines

Procedures and Guidelines Document



The "Preseason Band Camp Packet" and two important forms are below. Please complete the two forms and bring to Preseason Band Camp check-in.

2019 PRESEASON BAND CAMP PACKET - Part 1 (To be Released soon!)

Photo/Video Release Form

Activity Risk Release & Hold Harmless Agreement


Uniform Accessories

Most uniform accessories will be available for purchase from the Marching Band Online Store 

  1. NEW - Black Pants: Purchase one of the following: Choice 1 or Choice 2
  2. Black Belt (Plain with no design or embellishment, Example
  3. Black Socks (Shin or knee length - No Ankle Socks)
  4. Purchase your marching band shoes for the season in our online store.  Shoe purchases must be made online by Sunday, August 9, 2020. (All members must have a pair of clean, all black marching band shoes.  You may use a pair from a previous season as long as they are in good condition)


Preseason Band Camp Essentials

  1. Hand Sanitizer

  2. Water Bottle or Hydration Backpack (Due to Covid we will not be providing water at rehearsals, students must provide their own) Suggested to purchase a larger water cooler that will hold more than .50 gallons or more. Example 1  or Example 2

  3. Athletic Shoes (no sandals)

  4. Sunglasses

  5. Ball Cap or Wide-Brimmed Hat (not your PNNMB ball cap)

  6. NEW - Black Pants: Purchase one of the following: Choice 1 or Choice 2

  7. Sunscreen and Bug Repellant

  8. Comfortable Clothes

  9. Alarm Clock

  10. Any Medication you may need

  11. Students borrowing a university-owned instrument will be provided a lyre for their instrument (but you must purchase your own flip folio). Students will responsible for cost if the lyre has been misplaced.

  12. All students must purchase their own flip folio and lyre prior to arriving at Preseason Band Camp (,,, Piccolos – Piccolo Lyre). Extra pages can be purchased from the band as needed.


New to UNC Charlotte?

Incoming freshmen and transfer students must register for and attend Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) before the first day of Preseason Band Camp of the year in which they intend to march. If you have not registered for a SOAR session, you should do so immediately.


Can I join the Band if I don't attend UNC Charlotte?

Yes! It is possible for students who do not attend UNC Charlotte to participate, but they must attend one of the participating institutions of the Greater Charlotte Consortium. There is an application that must be completed and approved by the student's home institution and UNC Charlotte.



Students are required to enroll in the marching band class (MUPF 1118). This includes students participating through the Greater Charlotte Consortium.


How do I get a Preseason Band Camp Packet?

The Preseason Band Camp Packet is sent to all prospective and returning band members via email. It is also linked above. If you have not received a Preseason Band Camp Packet by August 1 of the year in which you intend to march, you should contact Dr. Shayna Stahl.


What do I do when I arrive for Preseason Band Camp?

Report to the check-in location as indicated in the Preseason Band Camp Packet. Please note that the report date may vary depending on your instrument and/or membership status (new, returning or Student Leadership).


Why do we have a Preseason Band Camp?

To achieve excellence, we must be able to execute the fundamentals of marching and playing at a very high level. Because we learn and perform multiple halftime shows in addition to a unique pregame show, everyone must be able to learn and refine new shows quickly and efficiently. Preseason Band Camp provides members, new and returning, the opportunity to get into shape physically, mentally and musically so that we can work together to produce exciting performances. The emphasis is on fundamentals, but we will also be learning music and drill maneuvers for the season ahead. The quality of our Preseason Band Camp has a lot to do with the success of our season.


What will the schedule for Preseason Band Camp be like?

The normal daily schedule for Preseason Band Camp is as follows:

8–11:30 a.m.

Marching Fundamentals & Drill (Practice Field)

11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break - Provided by the Band

1:30–2:45 p.m. Sectionals (Robinson Hall or outside)
3–4:30 p.m. Full Band Indoor Music Rehearsal (Belk Theater in Robinson Hall)
4:30–6 p.m. Dinner Break - Provided by the Band
6–8 p.m. Marching Fundamentals & Drill (Practice Field)

*This is only a sample schedule. Please refer to the Preseason Band Camp Packet for full details. We make every effort to use this time in a productive and efficient manner.


What if I have to attend orientation and registration during Preseason Band Camp?

You will be excused from rehearsal when you have something important to do regarding orientation and/or registration. All you need to do is advise the Band Staff that you must leave and when you will be back. We do not want to keep you from conducting important business.

Please remember that it is your responsibility to catch up and practice anything that you miss while away from rehearsal.


What about medical appointments?

You will be excused from rehearsal for important medical appointments, but please make every effort to schedule these so as not to interfere with Preseason Band Camp.


What about meals during Preseason Band Camp?

You will be provided with two meals per day during Preseason Band Camp. This will be in the form of meal swipes on your 49er Card that you can use in SoVi (South Village) or Crown Commons dining hall during the meal times of your choosing (but limited to the schedule below). These meal swipes will not carry over to the fall semester, and you must use them before the beginning of the semester. Some retail locations will also be open for you to pay by cash/credit/debit, but locations and times will be limited. NOTE: As of August 23, 2020, band camp is virtual. In order to get 2 meals per day on campus, you must have notified us by August 25 that you are still living on campus, or are living locally and will still be able to use the meal swipes.

SoVi and Crown Commons will be open during the following times during Preseason Band Camp: 

Sunday, Aug 23 - Sunday, Aug 30

Crown Commons Hours: Lunch 11:00 am - 1:30 pm, Dinner 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

SoVi Hours: Lunch 11:00 am - 1:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, Aug 31 - Saturday, Sep 5

Crown Commons Hours: Brunch 10:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Due to the rigorous physical activity involved in our Preseason Band Camp, all students are CAUTIONED against missing regular nutritious meals. It is IMPERATIVE that you eat well balanced meals three times a day.

For university meal plans and dining accounts (fall and spring) contact Auxiliary Services


Where will I be staying during Preseason Band Camp?

Members who will live on campus will either move into their fall space early, or first be placed into temporary housing and will then transition to into their residence hall at a later date (during Preseason Band Camp). Important information concerning residence hall move-in is contained in the Preseason Band Camp Packet.

Please remember that you will move into a residence hall ONLY if you have secured a room for the fall semester. We will help coordinate your early move-in, but do not formally arrange fall housing. You must secure your own contract for housing through UNC Charlotte Housing & Residence Life.

Membership in PNNMB DOES NOT guarantee you a residence hall room. If you have not yet applied for housing through Housing & Residence Life, do so immediately. We can only facilitate early move-in for students who have made their own arrangements for on-campus housing.

If you live in off-campus housing, those arrangements are left to you. Be sure to communicate with your landlord and/or roommates.